The new coalition government must act quickly to address the kingdom’s massive socio-economic problems, and restore faith in democracy.
Unable to change the country’s vulnerability to shifts in the global and regional economy, the new prime minister Matekane has few economic levers to pull.
The new governing coalition enters office amid euphoria and excitement. There are great expectations it will end corruption and fix the ailing economy.
Despite their pretensions to support reforms, it is clear that successive governments are not interested in the reform.
The African continent is a rich repository for dinosaur fossils, including teeth and track marks.
Fossil footprints are a treasure chest of information.
The country has had five governments in 10 years. Every time a government collapses, the reform programme follows suit.
Lesotho has done a good job of curbing the powers of its monarch and making its electoral system inclusive.
Ensuring the participation of ordinary citizens and producers in the industry is the big challenge facing African states.
A new book places the responsibility of African growth on its leaders, people, and civil society, while also recognising the role partners like India can play in achieving its goals.
Saponins from plants can destroy viruses and other microorganisms in the same way commercial soaps and detergents do.
Set in the music wars of Lesotho, the new novel by the South African author tells of a wandering minstrel whose hit song leads to his downfall.
Lesotho’s famo music is known for the use of accordions - and gang violence. In Wayfarers’ Hymns, Zakes Mda explores this tradition.
International borders were negotiable for the right price. What residents of former ‘homelands’ and of Lesotho and eSwatini have in common now are limited government services and few job prospects.
Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding has increased across all countries but few are likely to meet the 2030 goal of 70%.
A monarch with absolute powers is just as dangerous as self-serving politicians in a democracy.
Schooled in music through church, he was driven by a fierce sense of belonging to Lesotho where he was born, and neighbouring South Africa.
For over 50 years Tshola was loved by audiences around the world for his rich baritone voice, which he used to inspire and to speak political truths.
There is more support for democracy among African people than is often recognised. Yet this can be undermined by election rigging and is lower in countries like Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.